Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Rachelle's Birthday Virtual

Today, I woke up later than I wanted to, needed more coffee than I usually drink and had to get a run in.  Motivation was low.

I sat at the table with a large mug of Joe and checked my email.  In there was the latest blog post from Living the Sweat Life.  I have followed this blog for a long time now.  Not exactly sure how long, but I have only been running two years so it is almost that long.  I love it.

Today is Rachelle's 38th birthday and she is hosting a virtual race. This is a really great one.  First, because it's free and second because there are some great prizes.  And, who doesn't love to celebrate birthdays!

You can check out all the details here, but quickly, you need to run 3.8 miles and enter through Rafflecopter .  You have until July 15th to get it done.  You are running anyway, right?

This was the motivation that I needed.  I finished up my coffee, ate a little something, got dressed and downloaded the latest podcast form Another Mother Runner.  It was Dimity telling us all about her Ironman from last weekend.  Wow, you need to listen to it!

I headed out much later than I would of if I planned correctly and it was hotter than I would of liked.  I ran easy on my usual route and enjoyed every step.  I was dripping when I was done but happy.

Good luck if you enter.

So speaking of running for two years, this month is my runiversary.  I ran for the first time in July 2011 but I am not sure of the exact date.  I can't think of a better way to celebrate than by kicking off marathon training.  Who knew I would be here?  I certainly didn't!

On Thursday, I am running in the Camire's Firecracker 4 Miler.  I ran this race last year. It is not the easiest course but it is a nice, local race.  Last year, I finished in 43:01 which is a really good time for me. I am very doubtful that I can beat that right now, but you never know.

Are any of you running on July 4th?  Are you dressing up in Red, White and Blue?  Post a pic on my FB page if you would like to share your patriotic outfit.  Let me know if you run for Rachelle's Birthday also!

Oh, and if you like to read and learn more about Ironman, then you should check out Swim, Bike, Mom's recap.  She did the same race as Dimity.  At the end of her post, I had tears in my eyes.  Just amazing.

Have fun everyone and have a safe and happy 4th!

Run Strong, Think Big! ~ Nicole


  1. That race sounds like fun! Good luck and happy 4th! Make sure to take pics of your patriotic attire!

    1. Thanks! I will definitely post pics! I won't be fast, but I will look cute crossing the finish line, LOL!

  2. Sounds like a great virtual race! I got out for a sticky 3 miles on the trails this morning!

  3. Great job Nicole! Way to get out there even though it was hot;) Love the pic BTW!